Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

Broken things lead to other broken things. They can be like dominos. An exploding lightbulb can knock over a fragile vase. A broken tree can break another tree as it falls:

broken tree breaking tree

Broken Tree Breaking Tree

These trees, near our chicken house, are probably going to fall onto the chicken yard fence and break it, too. Ever try to bend or move a tree? Think of the extreme power in a falling tree that it can bend, and even break, a tree near it.

When we humans break, we need to be careful how we fall. We have the above type of power over our fellow man, sometimes.

But look at this:

mended tree

Mended Tree

This poor old tree, though obviously having seen better days, someone has mended in hopes it will last a bit longer. I like its pluck. See how it seems to be trying to dance with the grasses?

May we all try to copy it!

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6 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

  1. sheila4hastenhome says:

    This makes me think of the verse “a bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench”. I pray for that gentleness and understanding that Jesus had for others in their struggles. It is too easy, in our humanity, to throw off a case as “hopeless”–but with God all things are possible. His love is a power like no other!

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Welcome to my blog, Sheila! And thank you for your kind words. You are right, we tend to use others’ brokenness as excuses to give up on them. But we have a Good Shepherd that leads us in better ways, don’t we!
      Thanks for liking my posts. Please visit again, soon.

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